Bike Setup: Surly forks, avid bb7, SS, thud buster post.
a Weekend Warrior
from Western Australia
Date Reviewed: December 8, 2009
Strengths: Light, fast, beautiful to look at and better to ride. Most perfect geometry I've yet experienced yet, just awesome to ride you must ride one.
Weaknesses: Paint, it's very pretty but uselessly soft. The rear adjuster thingies can move about, not enough to alter chain tension or geometry mid ride but enough to squeak a little to remind you to adjust them.
My poor Kona has been unused for nearly a year now unless I lend it out or take it to the bmx track. This Voodoo rocks, words cannot tell you how good it rides, or how smooth is is. You will need to borrow or buy one, you owe it to yourself to try one. Is red. Is rocket.
Similar Products Used: Kona Kikapoo based home built, Haro V3, Kona Hoss deluxe, Giant Rincon, generic hardtails.
Bike Setup: RST first air fork with lockout, Deore cranks, Magura clara front brake, tektro io rear/Avid mag speed dial. EA50 seat post, fizik seat, mavic 317/magura pro front, velocity deep vee/cannondale fire rear + Hutchinson Pythons. Hussar headset, Orbit headstem, Probar and pro-palm grips.
a Weekend Warrior
from san juan, Phils
Date Reviewed: September 18, 2008
Strengths: The ride: the signature steel ride is simply perfect. Snappy and responsive, but never harsh. It makes you want to stomp and go fast. Spot on geometry yields excellent handling whether for xc or aggressive trails.
Versatility: geared or single, you got it.
Weaknesses: Cable routing can be improved, but no big deal.
the sliding dropouts will tend to slide a bit, unless you shave off the paint at the dropout area. Also, the tiny alloy spacer/plate will get deformed from all the tightening and loosening. I changed mine to steel and had no problems since.
Handles like a dream due to its spot on geometry. Snappy but forgiving feel. Great clean tensionerless look. Plus, the ability to run it geared if you want. But its a lot more fun SS. :)
This is a keeper.
Similar Products Used: Ive converted several aluminum frames, tried surly 1x1 and a niner too. This is the best so far.
Bike Setup: Wanga 17", Fox VanR 100mm, Mary bars, Ringle hubs, Sun MachIV rims, WS spokes, Shimano Deore Hydraulic DBs, Chris king headset, Thomson post and stem, WTB saddle and Kenda/Geax/WTB rubber, depending on season
a Cross Country Rider
from Newcastle, australia
Date Reviewed: April 27, 2008
Strengths: fast, fast, fast. This thing is quick. Steers quick, climbs quick. Has just enough flex to take the sting out of hits, but not to much to make it sluggish.
Weaknesses: cable guides. Snappy handling will sit you on your ar$e if your not concentrating.
Have to take of the paint on the frame under the sliders to stop the sliders from sliding when you don't want them to slide.
super fast. More of a racing sser than a cruising sser.
you have no choice but to go fast on this thing. Did I say that it was fast. Angles are pretty step whcih accounts for the snappy handling.
Bike Setup: hope hubs, Dt rims. Azonic bar, thomson stem seatpost xt brakes blackspire chainring, sheap as sprocket fox rlc
a Cross Country Rider
from Laguna Niguel, CA, USA
Date Reviewed: May 28, 2007
Strengths: Quality Steel. Perfect Geometry (In my opinion). User friendly/quality rear slider setup and dropouts.
Weaknesses: Wish they made a SS only version to get rid of all the excess cable routing guides.
Currently very difficult to find. My LBS is a dealer and currently cannot get VooDoo frames. I had to go online. I would guess that customer service from VooDoo is poor at this point.
I am so stoked on this bike that I felt obligated to write a review. I looked long and hard at what SS I wanted. I looked at 29ers, 26ers, bargain basement and higher end versions of both. In the end, I went all the way back to the bike I originally wanted: The VooDoo.
I have been riding my SC Heckler exclusively since 99 and absolutely love that bike. I cannot believe it, but the SC has sat untouched in my garage since the Wanga arrived. I was very concerned about going to a hardtail after riding FS for so long, but the steel VooDoo frame is surprisingly comfortable, and the ride is crisp but not harsh.
Without going on and on, the bottom line is that in my opinion, VooDoo offers amazing, well thought out, quality frames and a very good price. I built the bike the way I wanted it and the frame was worth building up with higher end parts. They are somewhat difficult to find in the US right now, but Phat tire got me a frame in 3 days.
The next step up for me would be a Ti frame with the same build I currently have, but to be quite honest...I am happy where I am at.
Similar Products Used: Home made singlespeed using a chain tensioning device on a steel hardtail.
Bike Setup: Sid race,Thompson post and stem,Bontrager racelite seat,avid mechanical disc,American Classic singlespeed disc hubs,Stans tubeless system.
a Cross Country Rider
from fort worth,tx,usa
Date Reviewed: March 25, 2006
Strengths: life time frame. can be easily change from ss to multi speed. adjustable rear drop outs for ss. light weigh for steel. excellent build quality. smooth ride for a hard tail.
Weaknesses: my other bikes are getting little use while i ride this one.
i looked at on one,soma,surly,redline,and kona frames. i liked the price,materials,geometry of the voodoo wanga one frame the best. i switched the components from the kona 'A' easily. RIDES AND HANDLES GREAT. very pleased with my choice. if you are looking for a steel ss hard tail this one won't dissapoint you.
Will be building up a SS soon w/ discs. I know there are a lot of surly users out there but I'm curious to see how you guys like the Horiz dropouts vs. the adj. vertical on the voodoo. Any input appreciated.. :)Read More »
Sweet ride but the usual story: Selling to go bigger (in the wheels)Read More »
Hi guys, I'm looking for feedback on the Voodoo Wanga One which I'm thinking about building so I can put my Marin Rocky Ridge back to geared use - it needs more zip, or maybe that's just my legs...
Anyway, I'm particularly interested in:
• what travel fork it's happiest with - will 100mm screw ... Read More »
Finally got the fork back from Marzocchi yesterday so I was able to build up the new Voodoo frame. Haven't gotten a first ride in yet but the adjustable drop outs seem to work great in the repair stand. This is replacing a medium Surly frame and the geometry matches up with 2 big exceptions: the sea ... Read More »